ATC TEAM!

Communicated Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Paola Diaz

Communicated Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Paola was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at the age of 12 moved to Oakville, Ontario. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Paola developed a love and passion for developmental psychology and rehabilitation sciences and decided to go in the route of speech and language sciences. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brock University in Linguistics with a focus on Speech-Language Sciences in 2018. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she decided to further her career as a Communicative Disorders Assistant at Georgian College in 2019. Paola loves working with children especially in such a fun and rewarding field.

Education

  • Post-graduate certificate program of Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) at Georgian College.
  • Undergraduate Degree in a Bachelor of Arts of Linguistics with a focus in Speech and Language Sciences at Brock University.

Clinical Work Experience

Experienced working directly with a Speech-Language Therapist (SLT) in a variety of settings ranging from hospitals and private clinics to children’s centers. I have experience working in Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC), articulation disorders, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, fluency disorders, and much more.

Publications

  • Speak/ read/ write fluently in English and Spanish
Marae Doble

Marae Doble

Speech-Language Pathologists Assistant (SLPA)

Speech Therapy Assistant

Marae is a language enthusiast with a passion for helping others. Her love for speech therapy developed while working as a behavioral therapist for children with ASD. When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading her favorite books and creative writing. Marae obtains a wide range of experience working with children in both clinical and private settings. She is dedicated to helping families foster communication skills through creative and focused strategies.

Education

  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus in Early Childhood Development at University of Calgary

Work experience

Experience working with children with a variety of speech and language abilities. I have worked with a wide range of clients in both private and clinical settings:

My experience includes:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Late Talkers
  • Parent Coaching

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/WORKSHOPS

  • PECS (Pictures Exchange Communication System)
  • ABA Therapy

Additional Training

Everyday Sign Using Sign Language with Young Adults Certification

Erin Ing

Erin Ing

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Georgian College

Erin is a mom to three kids and enjoys baking and gardening.   She has a special place in her heart for young children.

Education

  • Post-graduate certificate program of Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) at Georgian College.

  • Undergraduate Degree in a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Linguistics and a concentration in Psychology at the University of Ottawa

Clinical Work Experience

Erin has worked as a Communicative Disorders Assistant for over 20 years; including 15 years in expanded level Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) clinics, and in private practice for 6 years.  For the last 5 years she has worked in education supporting students with complex communication, vision and learning needs.  

Erin has a passion for all things assistive technology and has supported people of all ages with face-to-face communication, writing, vision and physical access needs. Her experience includes supporting individuals with complex communication needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder and acquired brain injury.  She has logged over 100 hours providing virtual services.  She provides highly personalized/customized set up of low and high technology communication materials (books to communication apps).  Experienced in providing training to support implementation strategies for the use of communication aids and integrating them into day-to-day life.  

Certified and Trained in

  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Picture Exchange Communication System Level 1

  • American Sign Language Level 1

Publications/Presentations:

  • Association for Special Education Technology (ASET) Conference 

    • 2019:  Creating Differentiated Lessons with Book Creator App 

    • 2022: Virtual Learning: Success for a Student with Complex Vision Needs

 

  • Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference 2020

    • Optimizing iDevices for Blind/Low Vision

    • Creating Differentiated Lessons with Book Creator App

Au Hing Yee (Natalie)

Speech-Language Pathologists Assistant (SLPA)

Speech-Language Audiology Canada

Natalie has worked as a Speech Therapist in Hong Kong since 2010 and is currently registered with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada as a Communication Health Assistant. She has extensive knowledge and training in providing evidence-based practice to children with speech and language difficulties. She is trilingual, speaking English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Education

  • MA, Early Childhood Education from The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • BSc., Speech and Hearing Sciences from The University of Hong Kong

Work Experience

I have worked with pre-school and school-aged children in schools, private clinics, early education and training centres as well as special child care centres, with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Late Talkers
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Complex Communication Needs
  • Literacy skills

CERTIFIED AND TRAINED IN

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Baby Signs
  • Floortime
  • Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support (SCERTS)
  • Social Stories
  • Social Cognition
  • Lego Therapy
Lynne MacFadyen

Lynne MacFadyen

Speech-Language Pathologists Assistant (SLPA)

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

Lynne is a speech and language enthusiast with a desire to help others. She developed a passion for speech and language after completing speech therapy herself. Lynne completed her undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Studies at Brock University with many courses focussing on linguistics, Applied Behaviour Analysis and developmental and acquired disabilities. In her free time, Lynne enjoys traveling, exploring nature, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with friends and family. She is passionate about working with children and their families in developing effective communication strategies.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Child and Youth Studies

Work Experience

Lynne has worked with children and youth for several years. She has developed and implemented activities tailored for the specific needs of each client – building positive relationships, enhancing client independence, and promoting inclusivity. 

Certifications

  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C)

Additional training

  • Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA)
     
Jessy Quizon

Jessy Quizon

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Durham College

Jessy is a Communicative Disorders Assistant with a passion for speech and language. She developed a strong interest and love for linguistics and focused on studying speech and language disorders by the end of her time as an undergraduate. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in Linguistics and Cognitive Science with a focus on Language and Cognition. Following this, she continued studying in the Communicative Disorders Assistant at Durham College. Jessy loves helping others, especially children and their families.

Education

  • Post-graduate certificate program of Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) at
    Durham College

  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Cognitive Science (Arts) with a focus in Language and
    Cognition

Work Experience

Experienced working directly with a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in private practice as
well as in preschool settings. I have experience working in:

  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)
  • Fluency Disorders and more

Additional Training/Workshops

  • Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC)

  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C)

Additional training

  • Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA)
     

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